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Recreational marijuana sales begin in Massachusetts, first on the East Coast

People waited in line for the opening of Cultivate.

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Massachusetts’ first two recreational marijuana dispensaries opened to long lines and lots of buzz.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/KREITER10252018DartmouthValedictorian1.jpg Dartmouth case galvanizes female scientists

A week after seven current and former students alleged that Dartmouth College failed to protect them from a culture of sexual harassment and assault, the case has sparked grass-roots activism.

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump walks to Air Force One prior to departure from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, October 22, 2018, as he travels to Houston, Texas to hold a campaign rally with US Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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Trump pressed to have Justice Department prosecute Comey and Clinton

President Trump told the White House counsel that he wanted to order the Justice Department to bring charges against two of his enemies: Hillary Clinton, and former FBI Director James Comey.

Nancy Pelosi has said she has the votes to become the Speaker of the House when Democrats take control of the chamber in January.

Only half of the House Democrats in New England support Pelosi — so far

Half of the recently elected Democrats from New England — who now occupy every House seat in the region — are so far publicly supporting Nancy Pelosi to serve as their next speaker.

A police photo of the building on University Road in Cambridge outside Harvard Square where Jane Britton lived and was killed. Britton was a Harvard student who was killed in January 1969.

Prosecutors blame serial rapist for 1969 murder of Harvard student Jane Britton

After conducting fresh DNA testing and analysis, Middlesex County prosecutors announced Tuesday they have at last identified Britton’s killer.

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political notebook

Calif. billionaire Steyer inches closer to 2020 White House bid

Tom Steyer founded NextGen America and has spent more than $100 million on political campaigns since 2016.

Calif. billionaire Steyer inches closer to 2020 White House bid

Trump pressed to have Justice Department prosecute Comey and Clinton

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump walks to Air Force One prior to departure from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, October 22, 2018, as he travels to Houston, Texas to hold a campaign rally with US Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

By Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman

President Trump told the White House counsel that he wanted to order the Justice Department to bring charges against two of his enemies: Hillary Clinton, and former FBI Director James Comey.

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak: Mass., N.H. among affected states

Romaine lettuce.

By Candice Choi

Health officials in the US and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people in 11 states.

The World

Explosion rips through large Sunni gathering in Kabul, killing at least 50

Injured men receive treatment at a hospital after a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2018. Afghan officials said the suicide bomber targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

By Sayed Salahuddin

The victims were Muslim scholars and clerics who had gathered to mark the birth anniversary of the prophet Mohammed, officials said.

Trump issues statement ‘standing with Saudi Arabia’ after Khashoggi murder

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Luke MacGregor

By Deb Riechmann

The CIA reportedly concluded that Jamal Khashoggi, who was living in Virginia at the time of his disappearance, was murdered at the direction of the crown prince.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

After Saudi Arabia killed a journalist, Congress must take a stand

A man passes in front of a screen showing Jamal Kashoggi during a commemoration event of Khashoggi's supporters on November 11, 2018 in Istanbul. - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on November 11, 2018 that the US will hold accountable all involved in killing a dissident Saudi journalist. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

US intelligence has confirmed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Congress must respond.

Renée Graham

Why does Trump hate the military so much?

President Donald Trump salutes a Marine as he exits the Marine One helicopter, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on return from New York City. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

By Renée Graham

He ignores their service, shortchanges their sacrifices, and treats them as political props.

Editorial

Fethullah Gulen, a US resident wanted by Turkey, must be protected

President Trump has equivocated about extraditing Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen to Turkey. He should explicitly refuse.

Metro

Only half of the House Democrats in New England support Pelosi — so far

Nancy Pelosi has said she has the votes to become the Speaker of the House when Democrats take control of the chamber in January.

By James Pindell

Half of the recently elected Democrats from New England — who now occupy every House seat in the region — are so far publicly supporting Nancy Pelosi to serve as their next speaker.

Why they came: Customers flock to East Coast’s first marijuana stores

Of recreational marijuana, Ramon Aldoyn said, “The people want it, the people demand it, and the people use it.”

By Felicia Gans and Dan Adams

One man bought at a store but said he’ll also buy on the black market due to legal weed’s high prices.

Recreational marijuana sales begin in Massachusetts, first on the East Coast

People waited in line for the opening of Cultivate.

By Dan Adams, Michael Levenson and Felicia Gans

Massachusetts’ first two recreational marijuana dispensaries opened to long lines and lots of buzz.

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Mike Lupica | Appreciation

Remembering William Goldman, storyteller, mentor, friend

By Mike Lupica

get smart

The shoemaker who stood for emancipation

By Cynthia Fernandez

Business & Tech

Boston Scientific buying British health care firm for $4.2 billion

By Jonathan Saltzman

It’s the ninth acquisition of 2018 for the Marlborough medical device maker.

Customers travel far and wide for Drive-by Pies

Fran Kolenik carried a tray of apple pies to the oven at her Drive-By Pies in Brookline. She’s baking 550 pies by Thanksgiving eve.

By Allison Hagan

Fran Kolenik made 250 pies for Thanksgiving last year. For this year’s feast, she’s baking 550.

Verizon’s Boston plans include expanded Fios service, 2,000 more jobs at North Station

By Tim Logan

Verizon will anchor a 31-story building under construction that will open in 2021.

Obituaries

Peter Simon, who photographed Martha’s Vineyard and far beyond, dies at 71

Photographer Peter Simon captured a summer scene at Menemsha Harbor.

By Bryan Marquard

Peter Simon, 71, who lived on Martha’s Vineyard and died Nov. 18, photographed the island extensively, along with many other subjects far beyond for decades.

Sports

Patrice Bergeron is out at least 4 weeks. Here’s how that will affect the Bruins

Dallas Stars defenseman Roman Polak (45) and defenseman Esa Lindell (23) fight Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) and defenseman Torey Krug (47) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

By Matt Porter

The team’s No. 1 center suffered a rib and sternoclavicular injury in Friday night’s game against the Stars.

Red Sox notebook

Red Sox acquire pitcher Colten Brewer from Padres

San Diego Padres' Colten Brewer, left, celebrates with Austin Hedges after winning the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

By Alex Speier

The righthander made 11 appearances with the Padres in 2018, with 10 strikeouts and 7 walks in 9 innings.

NFL notebook

Chiefs anything but down after losing pyrotechnic showdown with Rams

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams makes a three yard gain during the second quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The 9-2 Chiefs are still have a comfortable hold of the top seed in the AFC.

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NEPSAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

A perfect finish for Phillips Andover field hockey

By Jenna Ciccotelli

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL

A number of Thanksgiving football games moved up to Wednesday

By Matt MacCormack

Patriots notebook

Patriots vs. Jets is not an automatic walkover

By Owen Pence

Wednesday Food

Recipe: How to cook a perfect Thanksgiving turkey

By Sheryl Julian

You need an instant-read meat thermometer to cook a turkey. Pop-up thermometers that come with the bird usually pop up when the meat is overcooked.

Ruin your turkey? A great gravy will save the day

11/03/2012 WATERTOWN, MA Reporter Sheryl Julian (cq) prepares gravy at her home in Watertown. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

By Sheryl Julian

Ladle a spoonful of golden, flavorful gravy on overcooked meat, let it seep into the flesh, and suddenly you and the bird both look brilliant.

Movie Review

Wreck-It Ralph rides again, in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Rebecca Wisocky voices eBay, John C. Reilly is Ralph, Sarah Silverman is Vanellope in “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”

By Tom Russo

The sequel is an improvement on “Wreck-It Ralph.”